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Artist creates amazing 3D model for Overwatch character D.MON

Published: 12/Mar/2019 18:18 Updated: 12/Mar/2019 18:35

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch has a variety of different heroes but one minor character from D.Va’s animated Shooting Star short seems to have inspired more fan art than any other character in the game who isn’t already playable.

D.Mon is one of D.Va’s fellow pilots in the Korean MEKA program, according to the “Shooting Star” animated short; she’s only featured on screen for a few seconds, but that was all fans needed to take the character and run with it.

Overwatch fan and South Korean artist Gong Ill recently created incredible 3D models of D.Mon and her Beast MEKA for a South Korean Overwatch art contest.

Gong IllBaby D.Mon out of her MEKA.
https://www.artstation.com/jeon01

The Beast seems massive, battle-worn and looks good enough to be added to Overwatch as an actual playable hero.

D.Mon herself looks great as well. Obviously, she resembles baby D.Va out of her mech, and if she’s a similar size to D.Va, that would make the Beast absolutely huge.

The details on the mech and D.Mon herself are spot on, which, considering they were on screen during the Shooting Star short for just a few seconds, is pretty impressive on Ill’s part.

The Beast would be one of Overwatch’s largest characters by far.
https://www.artstation.com/jeon01

Since the D.Va-focused short came out in August 2018, Overwatch fans have been obsessing over the other members of the MEKA Squadron, and D.Mon seems to be of particular interest.

Overwatch developers have already confirmed that Echo, the Omnic introduced in the “Reunion” short, won’t be hero 31, so who knows? We just might get another MEKA member to try out, if we’re lucky.

Gong Ill“MEKA leads the way!”
https://www.artstation.com/jeon01

For now though, fans will have to be content with this model, which is probably the most detailed representation of D.Mon to date.

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Overwatch battle pass? Blizzard teases major changes for franchise

Published: 29/Oct/2020 23:00

by Nate Searl

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An Activision Blizzard investor reveals that the Overwatch franchise is in for some major innovations that should help bring in consistent revenue. It sounds like the game might be getting a Battle Pass. 

Overwatch has been one of the most consistent games since its release back in 2016 with a very basic business model. The game has a set cost and the only microtransactions are loot boxes that provide cosmetic items.

New cosmetic items only come out during seasonal events, which are the same every year, and there isn’t currently any form of Battle Pass. According to an Activision Blizzard investor, the business model is going to change soon.

Is Overwatch getting a Battle Pass?

Most popular online multiplayer games like Fortnite, League of Legends, Valorant, etc. are free to play and have some form of Battle Pass that helps them bring in money. Overwatch never did this, and currently relies on game sales and loot box sales to bring in revenue.

Overwatch Battle Pass
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What the Battle Pass looks like in Fortnite.

With Overwatch 2 on the horizon, Activision Blizzard will likely change their business model for the game. A Battle Pass would be a great solution. It gives players new cosmetics along with an extra incentive to play, and it gives Activision Blizzard a new way to profit off the franchise.

Battle Passes are generally great ways to get players involved in a game by giving them quests and other incentives to play while offering players exclusive cosmetic content to flex on their opponents with. In Overwatch, this could be skins, sprays, voice lines, highlight intros, or new items that haven’t been revealed yet.

Overwatch 2 surveys

Activision Blizzard has also sent out surveys about Overwatch 2. YouTuber Stylosa went over the survey, which asks questions about potential different features and editions of the game. It seems like they are mulling over several different ideas.

In addition to a potential Battle Pass, it seems like Overwatch 2 will have new ways to customize skins. This could mean changing the color of the skins or maybe changing clothing items or weapons like in Dota 2.

If Overwatch goes free-to-play when Overwatch 2 comes out, a Battle Pass seems inevitable. We will undoubtedly learn more about it in the coming months.